Department of Marketing Communication
Entrepreneurial Studies Minor
In the Entrepreneurial Studies minor at Emerson, students learn about the many aspects of entrepreneurship and the role of the entrepreneur in our society.
The Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship, known as E3, is a yearlong immersive program in the study of entrepreneurship teaching students how to build and launch a new business venture. Throughout their year in the program, students will test for market sustainability, craft business plans, present a business pitch, and engage with mentors. Completion of two consecutive semesters of program coursework leads to a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies.
“Students enter E3 with an idea, and emerge eight months later as CEOs of their own companies.”
The Entrepreneurship program features a combination of applied and academic learning experiences that provides students with the foundational understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and creates a journey that takes students from the classroom into the world of entrepreneurship. Students examine the many aspects of entrepreneurship and the role of the entrepreneur in a for-profit venture, a social entrepreneur in a non-profit organization, or an intrapreneur bringing innovation to a large corporate environment. Students in the Entrepreneurship program learn critical thinking and problem solving, and understand how to recognize and assess opportunities, craft business plans, develop business presentations, implement efficient operations and engage business partners and resources for their ventures.
Emerson’s Entrepreneurship Program is on the Forbes Magazine List of Top 20 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges in America!
The year’s finale is the E3 Exposition every Spring. E3 Expo is the annual event at Emerson College that culminates the Entrepreneurial program celebrating creativity in business. The E3 Expo acts as a perfect platform for the program students to showcase their ventures and gain recognition as well as prize money and donated services to help launch their business.
View the Entrepreneurship Program Curriculum »